Step into Christina Kantzavelos’ kitchen and see how she approaches a gluten-free, health-conscious lifestyle
My name is Christina Kantzavelos. Traveling and health-conscious living is what fuels my soul. I created BuenQamino to document my travels, and my gluten-free, celiac and chronic illness healing journey and lifestyle, in hopes of and inspiring others. I lived in San Diego until last year, and am currently a digital nomad, living in Northern California.
Mostly fruits and vegetables from Sage Mountain's CSA box, plus gluten-free tempeh, plant-based cheeses, gluten-free breads, and condiments. I’ll cook the produce or eat it raw, depending what I'm in the mood for and where my energy level is at the time I'm tête-à-tête with the fridge.
My pantry mostly has gluten-free flours (over 20 varieties) and staples like unrefined sugars, sauces, syrups, spices, oils, salts, etc. I make the yummiest baked goods and toppings with all of them.
My essentials are nontoxic Caraway pans and a variety of oils and spices. My Vitamix, juicer, toaster oven, and ceramic knives are my MVPs.
I've been loving my daily kale chips and avocado fries! (See link to Avocado Fries recipe below)
I've been making a lot of CBD cocktails at home.
How diverse it is! I love that it’s a border city and melting pot.
I am a fan of CSA boxes, farmers’ markets, and health food stores like Lazy Acres.
Sage Mountain Farm is one of my favorites!
I try to buy local, seasonal, and organic items. I like to vote with my dollar as I believe it's an effective tool in creating change.